A Photo for Friday: “Lake Michigan Sunset”

Lake Michigan Sunset
“Lake Michigan Sunset”
July 12, 2019
Chicago, IL
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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Guarneri says:

    Was that taken from a boat, or the planetarium?

  2. al Ameda says:

    thanks again Steven

  3. @Guarneri: Via boat.

  4. Franklin says:

    Good stuff!

  5. Guarneri says:

    It’s a beautiful picture. Many a time have a sat on that little peninsula looking back at the city.

  6. @Guarneri: It is a beautiful location.

  7. michigander says:

    Nice Picture? Yes.

    Lake Michigan Sunset? No. Late Chicago afternoon. With a lot of human clutter.

    A Lake Michigan sunset picture needs to be taken somewhere between Warren Dunes and Sleeping Bear dunes, with a vast lake Michigan allowing for a sunset that rivals vast scenes of the Pacific.

    That’s a Lake Michigan Sunset.


  8. Guarneri says:


    Uh, er, I think the skyline was the point. Your talking Michiana. But I’ll see your Michiana sunset and raise you the west side of Door County.

  9. @michigander: Well, I name ’em what I name ’em.

    I will confess that this title is on the banal side, but is nonetheless accurate–it was taken as the sun was setting, and that is Lake Michigan in the foreground.

  10. de stijl says:


    h/t South Park

  11. de stijl says:

    Were I to visit a planetarium and I was focused and minding my p’s and q’s, at some some point I would screw up and say “planet-arium” a la that South Park episode.

    I’ve internalized it for some unknown reason. I know the proper pronunciation, but “planet…arium” amuses me somehow.

    I’d never heard the word “anathema” spoken and had assumed the incorrect pronunciation (think Anna thema) and used it in a work setting and dude corrected me in a more tham semi-condescinding way. Don’t get me wrong, I do not mind being corrected, but guy was a douche about it. It was okay; I already knew he was a grasping MBA type. Still, it stung to be corrected by a total tool.

  12. @de stijl: Reminds me of the first time I used the word “hyperbole” out loud (hyper-bowl).

  13. de stijl says:

    @Steven L. Taylor:

    It does sting, doesn’t it?

    Decades later and you remember as if it happened yesterday.

    I blame the Greeks and their counter-intuitve pronunciation patterns.

  14. Also: epitome.